With a bigger and better display, along with fast charging options and long battery life, the new edition of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is still one of the best options when it comes to e-readers. The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with many upgrades as compared to the older Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 10th Generation.
In this article, you will get a detailed Kindle Paperwhite review, and you will get to know the significant features offered by the device. Furthermore, we will give you an idea of whether the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is still the best e-reader in the market or not. By the end of the article, you will have a better idea of whether to purchase the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in 2023 or not.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – General Overview
With the latest software updates and faster accessibility, the new Kindle Paperwhite is also thinner, lightweight, and easy to use. If you are traveling somewhere, you will be able to enjoy great books at any moment. Furthermore, as per the claims made by Amazon,
“a single battery charge via USB-C lasts up to 10 weeks. Battery life may vary depending on use.”
The following is the primary overview of the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite that you just need to go through to decide whether it is an excellent option for you or not:
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Technical Details
|Generation||Kindle Paperwhite (11th Generation) – 2021 release|
|Display||⦿ 6.8-inch Display|
⦿ Paperwhite display technology
⦿ 300 pixels per inch.
⦿ Built-in light
⦿ Optimized font technology
⦿ 16-level grayscale
|Size||4.9-inch x 6.9-inch x 0.3-inch (124.6mm x 174.2mm x 8.1mm)|
|Device Storage||8GB/ 16GB|
|Cloud Storage||Free storage in Amazon cloud for all content from Amazon|
|System Requirements||⦿ None.|
⦿ Does not require an external device for downloading e-books
|Battery Life||A single charge lasts for almost 10 weeks, if the device is open for 30 minutes per day (also with wireless off and with a 13-light setting)|
|Charging Time||⦿ 5 hours charging time (from a computer via USB cable)|
⦿ 2.5 hours charging time (with 9W USB power adapter)
|Charging Port||Supports USB-C charging cable (available with the device)|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||⦿ Supports 2.4 GHz network|
⦿ Supports 5.0 GHz network
⦿ Supports WEP
⦿ Supports WPA and WPA2 security
⦿ Additional password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
⦿ No support in case of ad-hoc connection (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
|Accessibility||⦿ VoiceView screen reader|
⦿ Can be connected with Bluetooth audio
⦿ Text-to-speech (available in English only) offers spoken feedback option (Here, you can navigate your device and also read books at the same time)
⦿ Ability to invert Black and White
⦿ You can adjust the font size, line spacing, font face, as well as margins
|Supported Formats||⦿ PDF|
⦿ JPEG/ JPG
⦿ AAX (Audible audio format)
|Waterproof||With the IPX8 screen, the device can withstand underwater (freshwater) immersion of 2 meters for 60 minutes.|
|Colors Available||Black (only)|
|Cover/Case||Kindle Paperwhite Case (available separately)|
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Why Is It A Great E-Reader?
Among all the other models of Amazon Kindle, the new Kindle Paperwhite is considered the best option, both in terms of features and price. In terms of features, the Kindle Paperwhite is absolutely incredible if you want a great experience while reading. The following are the reviews of every feature that comes with the Kindle Paperwhite:
In comparison to the previous Kindle Paperwhites, this one comes with a bigger and better display, including a 6.8-inch E Ink Carta 1200 display. This is done by keeping in mind the needs of comic readers, which is hard to read on a small display. However, the resolution remains unchanged at 300 ppi.
We did not notice any big change in the display quality and sharpness. However, there is a massive difference in the lighting system of the new Kindle Paperwhite, as it consists of 17 LEDs, as compared to 5 LEDs in the previous version, leading to improved brightness.
The Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation comes with a new look and design, as well as a modern look, that makes the device look slimmer. It is also relatively easy to hold the device with one hand. The material used to design the Kindle Paperwhite is plastic, which makes the device lighter. However, the back is made up of rubberized plastic.
However, in comparison to the 10th Generation version, the new Kindle Paperwhite is heavier and a bit thicker. Furthermore, we also observed that the device is wider and taller as well. This is probably because of the more prominent display and larger battery size.
Storage And Performance
The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation comes with two options – 8GB and 16 GB. Depending upon the number of books you want to store. In terms of performance, we observed that the speed of turning a page increased by 20% while navigating the device has also become faster by 50%. Therefore, using the device is easier.
Connectivity And Waterproofing
The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation comes only with a Wi-Fi variant. We do not see any significant upgrades here. In terms of waterproofing, Amazon claims,
“Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, and up to 0.25 meters of seawater for up to 3 minutes.”
As per the claims of Amazon, if you use the Kindle Paperwhite for 30 minutes a day, with a light setting of 13, while keeping the wireless off, it will go up to 10 weeks. Furthermore, the charging port is changed to accommodate the universal USB-C charging cable. Charging time through a 9W adapter requires almost 2.5 hours.
Final Verdict – Should You Consider Buying Amazon Kindle Paperwhite?
If you are looking to purchase a new Kindle or upgrade to a new one, in both cases, we would recommend the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 11th generation. With better performance, warm light, better charging options, and better battery life, this new model will absolutely make e-book reading more manageable and convenient for you.
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